Naturalization

What is Naturalization?

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act.


Who may apply Naturalization?

  • Applicant has been a permanent resident for at least 5 years and meet all other eligibility requirement.

  • Applicant has been a permanent resident for 3 years or more and meet all eligibility requirements to file as a spouse of a U.S. citizen.

  • Applicant has qualifying service in the U.S. armed forces and meet all other eligibility requirements.

  • U.S. citizen’s unwedded minor child, who was born outside the U.S., is currently residing outside the U.S., and all other eligibility requirements are met.


What are the advantages of becoming a United States Citizen?

  • Have the right to vote.

  • Ability to run for public office.

  • Be able to obtain government jobs, grants, and other benefits.

  • Ability to travel abroad for long periods of time.

  • Be able to petition for more family members to immigration.

  • Tax and estate planning benefits.

  • Become a U.S. Passport holder.


What is the Naturalization processing time?

According to USCIS website, the processing time will be about 7.5 months to 19.5 months. This time range is how long it is taking USCIS to process a case from the date they received it.


What are the application fees?

  • Biometric Fee: $85

  • Form N-400 application fee: $640


What services will The Deng Law Firm provide?

  • We will provide you with a completed document list for all of the documentation needed for Naturalization.

  • We will help you prepare and organize the documentation.

  • We will provide clear answers to any questions you may have for your application.

  • We will complete and file all the forms required for Naturalization for you.

  • We will prepare you for your Naturalization interview.

 

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